This is where you can find a variety of practical help and the latest in museum and gallery thinking.
We’ve divided our resources into fact sheets, templates, ‘How to’ guides as well as resources developed by external professional organisations.
There is also a large selection of education kits and M&G’s research.
If there’s something you need or can’t find, contact us and we’ll do our best to fill that gap.
Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts
This protocol guide, developed by the Australia Council endorses the rights of Indigenous people to their cultural heritage and supports Indigenous creative practice. This protocol guide encourages self-determination and helps build a strong and diverse Indigenous arts sector.
Small Museums Cataloguing Manual
The 5th edition of the Small Museums Cataloguing Manual by AMaGA Victoria. This key sector resource introduces users to the cataloguing process, from planning and procedures to digitisation and the management of digital collections. This essential practical tool is free to download.
Museums and Disaster Risk Reduction
Disasters – crises, emergencies, damaging situations – come in many shapes and sizes. Reducing their occurrence and their impact is a key part of good management and securing a future that is better than the present. Disaster Risk Reduction is not just about surviving disasters, but working to reduce the likelihood of disasters happening in
Action for Climate Empowerment: a guide for galleries, libraries, archives and museums
This short guide has been developed to help galleries, libraries, archives and museums – wherever they are – to move fast to support the all-of-society aspects of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, Paris Agreement, and the new Glasgow Work Programme on Action for Climate Empowerment. Developed by Curating Tomorrow, Henry McGhie.
Using QR Codes in Museums and Galleries
QR codes can be utilised for a broad range of purposes in museums and galleries including directing a user to a web page or an application, linking to audio guides, and conducting audience research. This guide provides an introduction to QR codes and how to use them.
Digital Impact in Museums & Galleries
How can digital projects in museums and galleries be supported? One Further was commissioned by the Museums Association and Art Fund to investigate the impact of digital on museums and galleries, through the lens of the projects they've funded over the last couple of years.
Navigating Crystal Clear
This video takes you through the Crystal Clear guide, which covers some of the critical ‘how-to’ aspects of collection digitisation, including assembling your equipment or digitisation toolkit, object handling, conservation cleaning, consultation with First Nations communities, and your all-important digitisation workflows.
Search Engine Optimisation in the cultural sector
Search engine optimisation is the process of improving the quality and quantity of website traffic to a website or a web page from search engines. This article gives an overview of the topic and provides tips on making some simple changes with big results.
Digital Transformation in the Museum Industry
Produced in conjunction with Museums & The Web, this 15 page report draws on the views of more than 70 professionals working in museums across the world to explore the digital strategies of today’s museums and how they link to visitor engagement plans and focus areas for investment.
Guide for Museums and Galleries Hosting Exhibitions that include Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP)
This information sheet is designed to give best practice guidance to museums and galleries when they exhibit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art as part of a touring exhibition.
Contracts in 10 Questions
Contracts in 10 Questions is a fact sheet developed by Arts Law Centre of Australia that answers 10 vital questions surrounding Contract agreements made between two or more parties that is legally enforceable. Questions covered include: What is a contract? Are contracts always in writing? How do I know if I’ve entered into a contract?
Who’s Coming? Respectful Audience Surveying Toolkit
Do you know who's coming to your events and programs - and who isn't? The team at OF/BY/FOR ALL has developed a toolkit to give you a free, simple, step-by-step guide to collecting high-quality participant data. You can use it to create a plan, build a survey, and start collecting data right away.
Risk Assessment and Management for Exhibition Content
This resource, produced by M&G NSW and NETS Victoria, outlines how to develop a risk management strategy for exhibitions that may contain content that could be perceived to be controversial, provocative or have the potential to offend certain members of your community, audience or stakeholder groups.
Environmental Sustainability Report & Toolkit for the NSW Arts & Cultural Sector
This comprehensive resource investigates ways to integrate environmental best practice into arts and cultural organisations’ strategic planning, operations and artistic programming, focusing on public museums and galleries.